Hot off the Press


by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — When a thrash veteran starts chasing trends after 30 years of plugging away as a niche act, you realize that a show biz career is indeed an unpredictable journey. Singer Dave Padden’s recent departure must have prompted band leader Jeff Waters [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Prolific singer and songwriter Phil Vincent (solo artist, Legion, D’Ercole, Tragik) has struck again! He’s just released what in effect are 3 CDs worth of material with long time collaborator and guitar whiz Vince O’Regan. Unreleased, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Steve Coyne Conspiracy arrives with the debut album Feelings of Euphoria via Shredguy Records. Guitarist Steve Coyne is joined by fellow guitarist Jimi Bell; bassists Chris McCarvill, Steve Buskowe and Rob Liptrot; drummers BJ Zampa, Tom Swift and Ralph [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — After a 3-year break guitar virtuoso Christophe Godin returns to the helm of this leading-edge French trio to take it on another mind-boggling adventure. With 20 years of music-making under its belt, the band remains the quirkiest rock act Europe [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist– It might have been your grandmother, or perhaps a kindergarten teacher, who first told you to never judge a book by its cover. Then you grow up only to learn there is something entirely genuine about this proverbial wisdom, applicable to all [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — With their debut effort Gravitas released independently in 2010 to the multitude of rave write-ups and Frontiers Records re-releasing it two years later, the U.K. outfit Furyon has become an overnight sensation of sorts. It’s quite a [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — One of the greatest vocalists in rock and metal—Tony Mills—has just graced his fans with a brand new solo effort, Over My Dead Body. Whether you are a fan of Mills because of Shy back in the day, or Siam, or projects like China Blue, or his [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — The vast number of new Rock/Metal bands and promising debut albums emerging one after another these days prompts the question – is it a long-awaited rock revival we are to witness? And assuming more than a half of those bands base their [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Here is a cool bundle of six honest-to-goodness Thrash tracks spiced up with some of the finest guitar work the East Coast metal has to offer. Guitar player Rob Castoria presides over this release as the sole writer, guitar player, bass player, and [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Scars is a 3 track digital EP Copenhagen’s Forever Still. Building on the success of their debut EP Breaking Free, this Gothic/alternative rock quartet is planning to add two more digital EPs and then combine them all into a full length album for [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Just one year after their last release (2013’s The Nexus), Swedish pop metal sensation Amaranthe is back with a new album, their third overall, titled Massive Addictive. The band seems to have both momentum and serious backing from their label, so [...]
For the first time ever many of the biggest and emerging artists of the NL Heavy Music Scene have collaborated to record and release a track to help raising funds for the Red Cross, in occasion of 3FM’s Serious Request 2014, a massive dutch charity event that is organized every year by one of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — While thinking about the bands in the history of rock who eagerly utilize theatricality of performance to build their image and then end up accused of “style over substance” kind of thing, you may come up with such names as KISS, GWAR or [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Making of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead: “Uncensored – unseen – undead … this is the complete, no-holds-barred history of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead …” There isn’t anything heavier than Zombies, and Metal [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — If you loved the ‘80s, Inside Metal: The Pioneers of Los Angeles Hard Rock And Metal documentary will be right up your alley. Inside Metal chronicles the rise of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles. The ‘80s were a time of decadence and excess. The [...]
The 2000s see the Hard Rock and Metal genres at a crossroads. While modern Metal continues to push to the extremes, a resurgent interest in the sounds of the ’70s and ’80s has produced new bands with an old swagger. Whether it’s the pompous credo of Glam or Sleaze Metal or the rebirth [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Monuments is an apt name for the new release by Swedish rockers We Are The Catalyst, as it borders on monumental. The hard working duo of Cat Fey and Kenny B (both formerly of the alternative metal act One Without) are poised to release their first full [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Eagle Rock Entertainment transferred the release of Banger Film’s Super Duper Alice Cooper from theater to the Blu-ray and DVD format. The film chronicles Vincent Furnier’s childhood to his taking on the mantle of the alter ego known as Alice Cooper. [...]
by Zane Cash – Photojournalist — August 7th, 2014 at the Downtown OKC Airpark in Oklahoma City, OK. — The hottest (literally) metal festival of the year was in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Aug. 7, 2014 and Hardrock Haven was there to cover the madness! The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem [...]
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